The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostSat, 28 Feb 2015en-gb(C) 2015 Global City Media LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngIntroducing a victims law<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/introducing-a-victims-law-39790999/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_100885045.jpg' border='0'/></a>The government has announced plans to strengthen the law around the rights on offer to the victims of crime, in an effort to make the 'daunting' task of going to court more easily approachable, says Amjid Jabbar.http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/introducing-a-victims-law-39790999/Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:02Michael Mansfield QC lambasts UK Gov's glorification of the Magna Carta<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/michael-mansfield-qc-lambasts-uk-govs-glorification-of-the-magna-carta-13956653/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Michael Mansfield.jpg' border='0'/></a>The UK Government is glorifying in the legacy of Magna Carta - signed 800 years ago. But its cutbacks in legal aid are leading to 'a decimation of access to justice', claims 'radical lawyer' Michael Mansfield QC.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/michael-mansfield-qc-lambasts-uk-govs-glorification-of-the-magna-carta-13956653/Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:02RBS warns of substantial conduct and litigation costs in 2015<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/rbs-warns-of-substantial-conduct-and-litigation-costs-in-2015-49137368/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/RBS (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>British banking group RBS has drawn attention to its 'conduct and litigation' costs, saying it is 'possible that the costs relating to settling these could be substantial in 2015'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/rbs-warns-of-substantial-conduct-and-litigation-costs-in-2015-49137368/Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:02Singapore delists eight UK universities from roll of acceptable law schools<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/singapore-delists-eight-uk-universities-from-roll-of-acceptable-law-schools-23157914/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Singapore (5).jpg' border='0'/></a>High-ranking universities - including SOAS, Exeter, Leeds and Manchester - have been dropped by the Singapore Ministry of Justice as recognised places for purposes of admission to the Singapore Bar.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/singapore-delists-eight-uk-universities-from-roll-of-acceptable-law-schools-23157914/Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:02Indian IP law firms plan April merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/indian-ip-law-firms-plan-april-merger-99050826/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Delhi2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The boutique intellectual property practice Lall & Sethi is to merge with Singh & Singh, a husband-and-wife law firm, on 1 April.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/indian-ip-law-firms-plan-april-merger-99050826/Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:02Gibson Dunn joins the US$3m per head group on partner profits<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gibson-dunn-joins-the-us$3m-per-head-group-on-partner-profits-29925983/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dollars (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>The 1,200-lawyer firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has seen equity partner profits rise three per cent over the last year, taking them from US$2.9m per head to $3.05m.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gibson-dunn-joins-the-us$3m-per-head-group-on-partner-profits-29925983/Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:02Male lawyers less productive at home working than women<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/male-lawyers-less-productive-at-home-working-than-women-69321542/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/flexible working1.jpg' border='0'/></a>While female lawyers rate themselves as working slightly better from home, only one male lawyer in three says he is more productive when working from home than in the office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/male-lawyers-less-productive-at-home-working-than-women-69321542/Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:02Global firms misfire on property practices, says ex-K&L partner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/global-firms-misfire-on-property-practices-says-ex-kl-partner-91067180/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/sydney (4).jpg' border='0'/></a>Global charging rates and the bureaucratic structures of international firms 'do not serve property well', according to a former K&L Gates partner who left the firm with four other lawyers and a legal secretary last month.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/global-firms-misfire-on-property-practices-says-ex-kl-partner-91067180/Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:02Eversheds strengthens 37-office Africa network via South Africa best friend<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/eversheds-strengthens-37-office-africa-network-via-south-africa-best-friend-53097979/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_159862253.jpg' border='0'/></a>The global firm has agreed an alliance with Cape Town-based Walkers whose clients include EY and Investec.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/eversheds-strengthens-37-office-africa-network-via-south-africa-best-friend-53097979/Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:02Baker Botts defends $5m fee chasing costs in Supreme Court<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker-botts-defends-$5m-fee-chasing-costs-in-supreme-court-53845983/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Supreme Court (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The Baker Botts v Asarco case has implications for other law firms which act in bankruptcy and, if Baker Botts wins, will make it easier for other practices to claim costs incurred in pursuing disputed fees.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker-botts-defends-$5m-fee-chasing-costs-in-supreme-court-53845983/Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:02UK law firms reach six-year records on growth<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-law-firms-reach-six-year-records-on-growth-84120368/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London (5).jpg' border='0'/></a>UK law firms are having a good year, according to research from TheCityUK.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-law-firms-reach-six-year-records-on-growth-84120368/Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:02Miranda adopts new management structure<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/miranda-adopts-new-management-structure-91660214/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lisbon (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The Portuguese law firm has revamped its management.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/miranda-adopts-new-management-structure-91660214/Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:02Specialist US litigator opens 4th office in three years<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/specialist-us-litigator-opens-4th-office-in-three-years-65923464/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/tobacco.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 475-lawyer, Kansas-based Shook Hardy & Bacon is opening its 13th office through the acquisition of a Chicago boutique.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/specialist-us-litigator-opens-4th-office-in-three-years-65923464/Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:02Gucci loses latest Guess game<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/gucci-loses-latest-guess-game-74049318/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Gucci1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Guess has won against Gucci in a trademark infringement lawsuit in Paris, the latest spat between the two companies, reports CovBrands.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/gucci-loses-latest-guess-game-74049318/Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:02Legal avatars could soon be reality<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-avatars-could-soon-be-reality-67990079/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/avatars.jpg' border='0'/></a>Robots and artificial intelligence in the legal eco-system are an opportunity and a blessing rather than a threat and a curse, according to the author of a book on the future of law.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-avatars-could-soon-be-reality-67990079/Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:02Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-82754938/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/General Motors.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-82754938/Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:02Lawyers struggle to deliver productivity demanded of their employers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-struggle-to-deliver-productivity-demanded-of-their-employers-22284851/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_241753636.jpg' border='0'/></a>Nearly four out of five of legal professionals are missing productivity goals set by their firms or departments - with a large part of the problem being attributed to holes in document management systems.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-struggle-to-deliver-productivity-demanded-of-their-employers-22284851/Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:02Norton Rose agrees alliances in Uganda and Zimbabwe<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/norton-rose-agrees-alliances-in-uganda-and-zimbabwe-45311510/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Zimbabwe4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Norton Rose Fulbright has entered into a strategic alliance with firms in East Africa and Zimbabwe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/norton-rose-agrees-alliances-in-uganda-and-zimbabwe-45311510/Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:02Wall St banks and law firms combine to tackle cyber threat<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/wall-st-banks-and-law-firms-combine-to-tackle-cyber-threat-80056550/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Wall Street (4).jpg' border='0'/></a>At least a dozen of Wall St's largest banks - including JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs - are expected to form a data-sharing group with the law firms which advise them by the end of the year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/wall-st-banks-and-law-firms-combine-to-tackle-cyber-threat-80056550/Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:02Privilege must be for strictly legal advice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/privilege-must-be-for-strictly-legal-advice-18415704/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/risk3.jpg' border='0'/></a>A company was unable to use attorney privilege to stop information being used in an employment discrimination case by the director of risk management who was also a lawyer.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/privilege-must-be-for-strictly-legal-advice-18415704/Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:02GCs at centre of US$10m Las Vegas fraud trial<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-at-centre-of-us$10m-las-vegas-fraud-trial-38968993/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Las Vegas .jpg' border='0'/></a>The role of two general counsel - who are accused of advising homeowner associations to take over properties and then bring lucrative construction litigation actions through co-conspirators - will be examined in the trial starting this week.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-at-centre-of-us$10m-las-vegas-fraud-trial-38968993/Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:02Latham profits per partner rise to US$2.9m as London business soars<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/latham-profits-per-partner-rise-to-us$29m-as-london-business-soars-88579990/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/profit2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Revenue grew five times as fast in 2014/15 at Latham & Watkins - going up by 14.3 per cent and pushing profits per partner up from $2.5m to $2.9m per head.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/latham-profits-per-partner-rise-to-us$29m-as-london-business-soars-88579990/Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:02Ralph Baxter joins Lex Machina<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/ralph-baxter-joins-lex-machina-29249770/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Stanford2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Ralph Baxter has joined the board of innovative legal technology company Lex Machina.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/ralph-baxter-joins-lex-machina-29249770/Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:02Cancer charity rejects law firm donation because of tobacco client<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cancer-charity-rejects-law-firm-donation-because-of-tobacco-client-15211438/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cigarettes.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Irish Cancer Society has said it will stop accepting money from a law firm because it is acting for the cigarette company Japan Tobacco.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cancer-charity-rejects-law-firm-donation-because-of-tobacco-client-15211438/Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:02Carey Olsen launches its British Virgin Islands litigation practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/carey-olsen-launches-its-british-virgin-islands-litigation-practice-88245164/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/bvi3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Offshore law firm Carey Olsen continues to expand its global litigation offering with the launch of its British Virgin Islands (BVI) litigation and insolvency practice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/carey-olsen-launches-its-british-virgin-islands-litigation-practice-88245164/Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:02Epstein Becker beefs up healthcare team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/epstein-becker-beefs-up-healthcare-team-25783095/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/newark (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The US law firm has hired a 15 strong team from a rival.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/epstein-becker-beefs-up-healthcare-team-25783095/Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:02Wife told by judge to 'get a job' in challenge to maintenance<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/wife-told-by-judge-to-get-a-job-in-challenge-to-maintenance-92322365/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/divorce14.jpg' border='0'/></a>Maintenance for life in family law cases is under the spotlight after a ruling in London's Court of Appeal.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/wife-told-by-judge-to-get-a-job-in-challenge-to-maintenance-92322365/Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:02Indian lawyers prepare for phasing in entry of foreign law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/indian-lawyers-prepare-for-phasing-in-entry-of-foreign-law-firms-12537978/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/taj mahal.jpg' border='0'/></a>After 20 years of opposing the opening up of India to foreign practitioners, the Society of Indian Law Firms is saying - through its president - that their permission should be given 'in a phased, sequential manner, starting 2015'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/indian-lawyers-prepare-for-phasing-in-entry-of-foreign-law-firms-12537978/Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:02A&O wins right to submit ex Moscow employee to psychiatry examination<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ao-wins-right-to-submit-ex-moscow-employee-to-psychiatry-examination-53277413/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Moscow12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Deirdre Clark - the former Allen & Overy lawyer suing the firm for $15m - is to be examined by a psychiatrist under the order of the US court handling the claims she has brought of wrongful dismissal after an alleged drunken sexual encounter.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ao-wins-right-to-submit-ex-moscow-employee-to-psychiatry-examination-53277413/Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:02Client data at risk in 90pc of smaller law firms in UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/client-data-at-risk-in-90pc-of-smaller-law-firms-in-uk-18612813/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/hacked.jpg' border='0'/></a>Research into the controls in place at 60 of the leading law firms in the UK county of Yorkshire has found that nine out of ten of them failed to take adequate steps to protect client data from hackers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/client-data-at-risk-in-90pc-of-smaller-law-firms-in-uk-18612813/Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:02African law firms angry at global law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/african-law-firms-angry-at-global-law-firms-62540738/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Africa (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Global law firms are seen as 'fee hoggers' by their African colleagues as the disconnect between BigLaw and local firms is revealed.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/african-law-firms-angry-at-global-law-firms-62540738/Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:02US politician indicted over $3.7m payments from two law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-politician-indicted-over-$37m-payments-from-two-law-firms-74166013/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New York (8).jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyer and former New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver has been indicted on fraud and extortion charges relating to payments he received from Weitz & Luxenberg and Goldberg & Iryami - although there is no suggestion of wrongdoing by either firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-politician-indicted-over-$37m-payments-from-two-law-firms-74166013/Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:02Harvey Goldschmid, lawyer who tackled Enron legacy, dies in Manhattan<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/harvey-goldschmid-lawyer-who-tackled-enron-legacy-dies-in-manhattan-48328054/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_253204399.jpg' border='0'/></a>Mr Goldshmid, born in the Bronx of humble origins and latterly senior counsel at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, helped clean up the Enron-Arthur Andersen scandal by, from a position at the SEC, pushing through stricter oversight rules on auditors.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/harvey-goldschmid-lawyer-who-tackled-enron-legacy-dies-in-manhattan-48328054/Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:02UK Lib Dems seek to introduce law to punish tax advisers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-lib-dems-seek-to-introduce-law-to-punish-tax-advisers-46771044/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tax (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The coalition partner wants to make those advising on tax matters which lead to evasion punishable for an 'economic crime.'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-lib-dems-seek-to-introduce-law-to-punish-tax-advisers-46771044/Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:02Law school business model broken<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-school-business-model-broken-52535092/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/law school4.jpg' border='0'/></a>US law schools are in crisis with a business model which no longer works, says a former law professor.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-school-business-model-broken-52535092/Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:02UK businesses call for reform of strike law<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-businesses-call-for-reform-of-strike-law-24026183/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/strike1.jpg' border='0'/></a>UK businesses are calling for a reform of strike law and a review of the processes in the lead-up to action.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-businesses-call-for-reform-of-strike-law-24026183/Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:02HSF signs best friend agreement in Singapore<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hsf-signs-best-friend-agreement-in-singapore-60726107/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Singapore (4).jpg' border='0'/></a>Top global 15 firm Herbert Smith Freehills has signed a best friend relationship with Prolegis, a one-partner practice in Singapore.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hsf-signs-best-friend-agreement-in-singapore-60726107/Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:02Slater & Gordon talks with Quindell continue<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slater--gordon-talks-with-quindell-continue-21345651/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/quindell (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The insurance outsourcing company has confirmed that talks are still ongoing after reports at the weekend claimed Slater & Gordon had reduced the price by a third.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slater--gordon-talks-with-quindell-continue-21345651/Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:02Robots are the lawyers of the future<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/robots-are-the-lawyers-of-the-future-57963688/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/robot (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers, even at the highest level, are vulnerable to the advances of artificial intelligence as Amazon, Google and Facebook focus on ways of replacing humans with robots in all parts of the workplace.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/robots-are-the-lawyers-of-the-future-57963688/Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:02Design team starts work on proposals for Saudi lawyers uniform<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/design-team-starts-work-on-proposals-for-saudi-lawyers-uniform-28809241/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Jeddah2.jpg' border='0'/></a>A team of academic staff and students at the Dar Al-Hekma University in Jeddah is working on the design of robes for male and female lawyers, clothes that will reflect the local climate and professional status of the wearer.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/design-team-starts-work-on-proposals-for-saudi-lawyers-uniform-28809241/Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:02Lawyer loses $289k by clicking on hacker attachment<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-loses-$289k-by-clicking-on-hacker-attachment-10066180/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/hacker2.jpg' border='0'/></a>An anonymous lawyer has told ABC 10 News how a hacker transferred US$289,000 from his account to a Chinese bank shortly after clicking on the attachment in an email and then receiving a call that purported to be from his bank.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-loses-$289k-by-clicking-on-hacker-attachment-10066180/Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:02White male lawyers urged to turn down judicial positions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/white-male-lawyers-urged-to-turn-down-judicial-positions-96625267/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Jud1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A legal ethics professor has asked white male lawyers in Canada to start turning down judicial appointments - on the grounds that only one non-white and ten women have featured in the last 46 appointments.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/white-male-lawyers-urged-to-turn-down-judicial-positions-96625267/Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:02Pillsbury aims to double London headcount in 10 months<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pillsbury-aims-to-double-london-headcount-in-10-months-23844853/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lon9.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 16-office international firm has just the one office in Europe but has revealed that it hopes to double the size of the payroll there, raising it from its present level of 13 partners.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pillsbury-aims-to-double-london-headcount-in-10-months-23844853/Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:02BigLaw resists techo evolution over fear of losing billable hours<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/biglaw-resists-techo-evolution-over-fear-of-losing-billable-hours-30072172/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/HiT1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Large US firms with over 350 lawyers are adapting to new IT far more slowly than smaller practices - with poor use of document management systems, only half using document assembly and many still using fax, photocopying and couriers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/biglaw-resists-techo-evolution-over-fear-of-losing-billable-hours-30072172/Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:02The different shades of innovation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/the-different-shades-of-innovation-41230933/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Innovation3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Innovation is a driving force in reshaping the legal sector and is not optional, according to management consultant George Bull.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/the-different-shades-of-innovation-41230933/Thu, 19 Feb 2015 23:02Clients value knowledge over cost<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/clients-value-knowledge-over-cost-87438289/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/meeting5.jpg' border='0'/></a>It's not all about the money, according to the latest GC Excellence Research. Clients value insight and expertise more.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/clients-value-knowledge-over-cost-87438289/Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:02US prosecutors take aim at individuals over financial crisis<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-prosecutors-take-aim-at-individuals-over-financial-crisis-29460802/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Eric Holder1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The outgoing US Attorney General, Eric Holder, has given prosecutors 90 days in which to start cases against individuals over the 2007/08 global financial crisis - and has stated publicly that the prosecutors are eager to bring such actions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-prosecutors-take-aim-at-individuals-over-financial-crisis-29460802/Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:02Uganda hit by law firm mergers under pressure from international clients<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uganda-hit-by-law-firm-mergers-under-pressure-from-international-clients-40113998/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Uganda4.jpg' border='0'/></a>ABMAK Associates, a mining specialist firm which was created out of a merger last year, expects the need for more sophisticated legal advice to increase as the country's oil and gas resources are more thoroughly exploited.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uganda-hit-by-law-firm-mergers-under-pressure-from-international-clients-40113998/Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:02Swiss raid on HSBC predicted to be repeated at other banks<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/swiss-raid-on-hsbc-predicted-to-be-repeated-at-other-banks-98419716/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/swiss3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The raid by prosecutors on HSBC in Geneva may have surprised the bank - which quadrupled its compliance staff to 6,000 last year - but PwC sees the move as part of a trend and says there are 'quite a few skeletons around'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/swiss-raid-on-hsbc-predicted-to-be-repeated-at-other-banks-98419716/Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:02Vice Media parties on $300k dinner as Paul Weiss M&A lawyer arrives<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/vice-media-parties-on-$300k-dinner-as-paul-weiss-ma-lawyer-arrives-49925214/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/casino.jpg' border='0'/></a>Some 30 employees and business contacts were taken out for a meal, at an average of US$10,000 a head, after its co-founder won $1m at Las Vegas and just as Paul Weiss M&A and media lawyer James Schwab left the firm to join Vice Media as co-president.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/vice-media-parties-on-$300k-dinner-as-paul-weiss-ma-lawyer-arrives-49925214/Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:02UK security service admits to surveillance breaches of human rights law<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/uk-security-service-admits-to-surveillance-breaches-of-human-rights-law-1465918/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/surveillance1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The secret recording by the MI5, MI6 and GCHQ of privileged conversations between lawyers and clients is a breach of human rights law, according to an unexpected government admission - and rectification work is urgently taking place as a result.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/uk-security-service-admits-to-surveillance-breaches-of-human-rights-law-1465918/Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:02Luxury companies face challenge over social media<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/luxury-companies-face-challenge-over-social-media-21042708/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/social media10.jpg' border='0'/></a>Most companies said they had experienced a rise in social media issues followed closely by e-commerce.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/luxury-companies-face-challenge-over-social-media-21042708/Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:02Barrister warns over new 'fundamentally dishonest' rule<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/barrister-warns-over-new-fundamentally-dishonest-rule-21346851/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Personal injury1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Claimant solicitors will need to review their retainers and advise clients about the implications of the new 'fundamentally dishonest' rule being introduced shortly, a leading London barrister has warned.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/barrister-warns-over-new-fundamentally-dishonest-rule-21346851/Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:02SEC looks into Alibaba claims<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/sec-looks-into-alibaba-claims-20221318/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/wall street2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The commission is asking the company questions over dealings with Chinese regulators.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/sec-looks-into-alibaba-claims-20221318/Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:02Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-43228951/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/News corp.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-43228951/Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:02Singapore clients put pressure on fees<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/singapore-clients-put-pressure-on-fees-18311491/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/singapore (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>An increasingly crowded marketplace is seeing law firms come under pressure to offer innovative fee structures.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/singapore-clients-put-pressure-on-fees-18311491/Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:02Japanese corporate counsel have less pricing challenges<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/japanese-corporate-counsel-have-less-pricing-challenges-96559447/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/tokyo10.jpg' border='0'/></a>Japanese legal departments are facing less pressure to reduce costs than their colleagues in other countries but risk and regulation is still a challenge.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/japanese-corporate-counsel-have-less-pricing-challenges-96559447/Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:02Lawyers line up after librarians and authors for most desirable career<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-line-up-after-librarians-and-authors-for-most-desirable-career-37929370/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/books5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers have come fourth in the 'most desired job' stakes in Britain, following on after authors in top place, then librarians and then academics.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-line-up-after-librarians-and-authors-for-most-desirable-career-37929370/Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:02Labor Law Plus links in with New Jersey immigration specialist<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/labor-law-plus-links-in-with-new-jersey-immigration-specialist-31868613/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New Jersey3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Labor Law Plus is connected through its parent, Transatlantic Law International, to employment law service providers covering 80 countries - and now expands its US reach through a link-up with Meyner and Landis.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/labor-law-plus-links-in-with-new-jersey-immigration-specialist-31868613/Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:02Paul, Weiss fees outweigh client compensation by 10 to one in NY case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/paul-weiss-fees-outweigh-client-compensation-by-10-to-one-in-ny-case-45283373/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New York (7).jpg' border='0'/></a>New York mayor Bill de Blasio has settled an action that has been running for five years about the rights of police officers to stop and frisk - by awarding US$295,000 to 11 plaintiffs and $2.95m to the lawyers representing them.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/paul-weiss-fees-outweigh-client-compensation-by-10-to-one-in-ny-case-45283373/Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:02CC corporate head says firm must commit to efficiencies<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cc-corporate-head-says-firm-must-commit-to-efficiencies-80173846/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Clifford Chance (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>Matthew Norman, head of global corporate at Clifford Chance, has said in an interview with The Lawyer: 'The reality is if we don't become more efficient then we will be in difficulties.'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cc-corporate-head-says-firm-must-commit-to-efficiencies-80173846/Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:02International companies lose out on privilege protection in US<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/international-companies-lose-out-on-privilege-protection-in-us-36359858/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/China (8).jpg' border='0'/></a>Some international businesses are losing the protection of legal privilege in US court battles because their in-house counsel do not have a law licence.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/international-companies-lose-out-on-privilege-protection-in-us-36359858/Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:02Bakers sued for alleged aggressive tax avoidance<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bakers-sued-for-alleged-aggressive-tax-avoidance-61947790/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Luxembourg (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>Baker & McKenzie is being sued for &pound;11.7m over an allegedly 'aggressive financial engineering' arrangement which was put in place through a Luxembourg shell company.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bakers-sued-for-alleged-aggressive-tax-avoidance-61947790/Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:02General counsel should aim to be socio-political<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/general-counsel-should-aim-to-be-socio-political-58166012/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Parliament5.jpg' border='0'/></a>General counsel should have an almost socio-political role - helping shape legislation impacting their business, says Rosemary Martin of Vodafone in the 2015 GC Excellence Report.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/general-counsel-should-aim-to-be-socio-political-58166012/Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:02UK could start eBay model of civil dispute resolution by 2017<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-could-start-ebay-model-of-civil-dispute-resolution-by-2017-99371572/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/ebay2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Senior judges are behind a proposal from Professor Richard Susskind to set up swifter, relatively inexpensive online courts for civil disputes below the level of &pound;25,000.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-could-start-ebay-model-of-civil-dispute-resolution-by-2017-99371572/Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:02Australian lawyers accused of hiding client money from authorities<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australian-lawyers-accused-of-hiding-client-money-from-authorities-60747132/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Gold Coast (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Two former lawyers in the Nyst Legal law firm on Australia's Gold Coast have appeared before the Brisbane Magistrates Court, accused of helping clients hide money away from the state's special financial intelligence unit.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australian-lawyers-accused-of-hiding-client-money-from-authorities-60747132/Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:02Eversheds targets Big Four consultancy work<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/eversheds-targets-big-four-consultancy-work-78930970/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/financial services.jpg' border='0'/></a>Eversheds UK has recruited a group of financial services consultants to work side by side with lawyers in a regulatory compliance team - following in the steps of fellow UK-based firm RPC which also went into non-legal consulting this month.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/eversheds-targets-big-four-consultancy-work-78930970/Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:02A&O loses corporate duo to Clayton Utz<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-loses-corporate-duo-to-clayton-utz-90580402/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sydney (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>A corporate partner and an of counsel are joining Clayton Utz in Sydney - the latest moves in a fast-changing lateral hire recruitment market in Australia.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-loses-corporate-duo-to-clayton-utz-90580402/Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:02Uria Mendenez figures indicate Spanish turnaround<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uria-mendenez-figures-indicate-spanish-turnaround-92775649/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/spain1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Spanish firm has seen revenues go up by 3.6 per cent as other law firms in the region say the market has improved.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uria-mendenez-figures-indicate-spanish-turnaround-92775649/Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:02Counterfeit websites removed by UK police<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/counterfeit-websites-removed-by-uk-police-72769534/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Burbery.jpg' border='0'/></a>Two thousand websites selling fake luxury goods have been removed since the start of the year in the UK. The fight against fakes will be on the agenda at the 2015 Luxury Law Summit on 19 May 2015 in London.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/counterfeit-websites-removed-by-uk-police-72769534/Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:02Foreign companies are more wary China<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/foreign-companies-are-more-wary-china-13051418/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/chinese flag3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Foreign companies in China remain optimistic albeit concerned about being targeted by the government.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/foreign-companies-are-more-wary-china-13051418/Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:02Canadian lawyers win major battle over lawyer-client privilege<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/canadian-lawyers-win-major-battle-over-lawyer-client-privilege-65474123/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/canada (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Solicitors are now to be exempted from parts of the government's anti-terrorism and money laundering legislation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/canadian-lawyers-win-major-battle-over-lawyer-client-privilege-65474123/Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:02London firms giving fee earners less space<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/london-firms-giving-fee-earners-less-space-88406982/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/open plan.jpg' border='0'/></a>In a move to reduce property costs, law firms are reviewing the use of space in their firms despite anticipating growth.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/london-firms-giving-fee-earners-less-space-88406982/Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:02US law firm profits rise by six per cent<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-firm-profits-rise-by-six-per-cent-74146440/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/profit (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Revenues also grew in 2014 as did profits per equity partner, according to the latest Citi Private Bank report.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-firm-profits-rise-by-six-per-cent-74146440/Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:02Wife of murdered DLA assistant gives details of last text<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/wife-of-murdered-dla-assistant-gives-details-of-last-text-46567080/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/washington (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The DLA Piper associate murdered in a Washington DC hotel appears to have sent a text to his wife saying he would be home in an hour just 11 minutes before a person who may be connected to the case was seen walking through the hotel lobby.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/wife-of-murdered-dla-assistant-gives-details-of-last-text-46567080/Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:02UK lawyers search for options in looming pension crisis<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/uk-lawyers-search-for-options-in-looming-pension-crisis-5888136/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/pension.jpg' border='0'/></a>A lack of saving for retirement is pushing UK lawyers to consider some dramatic options - with 43 per cent expecting to work part-time after retirement day and one in five even considering starting a new career outside the law.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/uk-lawyers-search-for-options-in-looming-pension-crisis-5888136/Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:02Australian firms slash costs to boost profits<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/australian-firms-slash-costs-to-boost-profits-91453295/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Australia (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>Australian law firms have managed to increase their profits by an average of five over the last year - but, in a climate of falling revenues, they have had to cut costs by 36 per cent in order to do so.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/australian-firms-slash-costs-to-boost-profits-91453295/Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:02Mlegal makes major New York move<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mlegal-makes-major-new-york-move-76286062/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/new york (6).jpg' border='0'/></a>The top legal search firm has bolstered its national and international offering by bringing New York heavy-hitter Brad Bruner on board.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mlegal-makes-major-new-york-move-76286062/Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:02Ireland leads the world as female lawyers outnumber males<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ireland-leads-the-world-as-female-lawyers-outnumber-males-97340644/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ireland6.jpg' border='0'/></a>The country has released new statistics showing that women are now on top in the Emerald Isle.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ireland-leads-the-world-as-female-lawyers-outnumber-males-97340644/Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:02Fieldfisher partner faces disciplinary body<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fieldfisher-partner-faces-disciplinary-body-84424572/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London (4).jpg' border='0'/></a>Michael Harte, formerly of Freshfields and Goldman Sachs, is to appear before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal after refusing to provide a specimen after being involved in a driving incident.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fieldfisher-partner-faces-disciplinary-body-84424572/Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:02Commerzbank warns of increases in legal provisions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/commerzbank-warns-of-increases-in-legal-provisions-75879444/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Commerzbank1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Commerzbank has just set aside US$549m for legal costs and its finance director has warned that a US investigation into alleged sanctions violations could lead to further provisioning.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/commerzbank-warns-of-increases-in-legal-provisions-75879444/Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:02Murder inquiry launched after DLA associate is killed in Washington DC<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/murder-inquiry-launched-after-dla-associate-is-killed-in-washington-dc-96338475/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Washington11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The police have offered a US$25,000 reward after David Messerschmitt, a 30 year old IP and IT associate, was found dead of stab wounds in a hotel bedroom.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/murder-inquiry-launched-after-dla-associate-is-killed-in-washington-dc-96338475/Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:02Lawyer takes hefty bonus cut at online UK grocer Ocado<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-takes-hefty-bonus-cut-at-online-uk-grocer-ocado-44930131/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/delivery (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The executive directors at Ocado have all had their bonus payments cut this year for missing targets on gross sales and net earnings - and the cut for legal officer Neil Abrams is the largest of all.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-takes-hefty-bonus-cut-at-online-uk-grocer-ocado-44930131/Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:02Jones Day praised as judge approves Detroit bankruptcy fees<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/jones-day-praised-as-judge-approves-detroit-bankruptcy-fees-23534764/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Detroit13.jpg' border='0'/></a>Jones Day has been lauded with praise by the judge handling the Detroit bankruptcy for making an 'exceptional contribution' to the city - despite some controversy over the size of the firm's fees.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/jones-day-praised-as-judge-approves-detroit-bankruptcy-fees-23534764/Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:02US lawyer pleads guilty to bank fraud<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-lawyer-pleads-guilty-to-bank-fraud-11804797/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Pittsburg1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Prosecutors have described how a 51-year old Pittsburgh lawyer defrauded a local bank while embezzling funds from the law firm where he worked in order to finance businesses that he was running.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-lawyer-pleads-guilty-to-bank-fraud-11804797/Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:02Aussie firms plan expansion as economic prospects worsen<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/aussie-firms-plan-expansion-as-economic-prospects-worsen-58360100/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sydney (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>A third of law firms in Australia are planning to open new offices despite a worsening in prospects and business confidence in the last few months.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/aussie-firms-plan-expansion-as-economic-prospects-worsen-58360100/Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:02RPC launches plan to create broad professional services firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rpc-launches-plan-to-create-broad-professional-services-firm-25997816/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/insurance1.jpg' border='0'/></a>RPC, formerly known as Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, is launching a management consultancy wing to complement its large portfolio of insurance work.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rpc-launches-plan-to-create-broad-professional-services-firm-25997816/Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:02CC pushes up pay to &pound;1.25m per head for management committee<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cc-pushes-up-pay-to-125m-per-head-for-management-committee-61884503/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/clifford chance (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The 16 members of the Clifford Chance management committee saw their remuneration boosted by 11 per cent in 2013/14 - according to the practice's latest set of accounts.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cc-pushes-up-pay-to-125m-per-head-for-management-committee-61884503/Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:02A&O announces seven-year pick-up in global corporate loans<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ao-announces-seven-year-pick-up-in-global-corporate-loans-99264192/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/flag2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Corporates are now borrowing more in loans around the world than at any time since the global financial crisis, according to Allen & Overy's Corporate Funding Monitor.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ao-announces-seven-year-pick-up-in-global-corporate-loans-99264192/Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:02Use of contract lawyers accelerates<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/use-of-contract-lawyers-accelerates-26480509/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/office2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Allen & Overy is expecting to triple its contract lawyer business in the next 18 months whilst a similar business in Australia, lexvoco, is co-ordinating hundreds of lawyers although it launched in 2014.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/use-of-contract-lawyers-accelerates-26480509/Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:02Lawyer pay soars while most other workers see salaries stagnate<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyer-pay-soars-while-most-other-workers-see-salaries-stagnate-88770986/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_1874385081.jpg' border='0'/></a>While most workers achieve substantial pay rises only in the first decade of work, lawyers - along with doctors and engineers - break that rule and see remuneration increases throughout their careers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyer-pay-soars-while-most-other-workers-see-salaries-stagnate-88770986/Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:02Integreon expands London global delivery centre<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/integreon-expands-london-global-delivery-centre-30941945/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tower of London.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leading global outsourcer Integreon has upped its presence in London with the launch of an expanded global delivery centre in the City.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/integreon-expands-london-global-delivery-centre-30941945/Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:02Australian bank stamps out hourly billing<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/australian-bank-stamps-out-hourly-billing-32659341/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/australiaflag.jpg' border='0'/></a>An Australian bank general counsel has spoken out in favour of long-term relationships.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/australian-bank-stamps-out-hourly-billing-32659341/Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:02Litigation finance house raises half a billion dollars<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/litigation-finance-house-raises-half-a-billion-dollars-95362090/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/finance2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Litigation funding is reshaping into litigation finance as funders expand their litigation offerings.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/litigation-finance-house-raises-half-a-billion-dollars-95362090/Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:02Partnership pay gap increases<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/partnership-pay-gap-increases-38415682/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Pay6.jpg' border='0'/></a>The gap between the highest and lowest paid partners is increasing in the US.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/partnership-pay-gap-increases-38415682/Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:02Lawyers on boards help internal governance of companies<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/lawyers-on-boards-help-internal-governance-of-companies-97561026/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/board2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Internal governance is improved by having lawyers on boards but not all are convinced that the role has to be that of a director, the GC Excellence Report 2015 says.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/lawyers-on-boards-help-internal-governance-of-companies-97561026/Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:02Ireland sues Britain over notorious 'hooded men' torture case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ireland-sues-britain-over-notorious-hooded-men-torture-case-34410263/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Amal Clooney (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The unusual interstate case sees barrister Amal Clooney as part of the team representing the 'hooded men' and led by Belfast law firm KRW Law.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ireland-sues-britain-over-notorious-hooded-men-torture-case-34410263/Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:02Slater & Gordon takes over top Welsh consumer practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slater--gordon-takes-over-top-welsh-consumer-practice-32255773/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merger (7).jpg' border='0'/></a>Australian consumer firm has acquired one of the largest and most famous Welsh law firms, Leo Abse & Cohen - the 150-strong practice founded by Leo Abse who was a successful campaigner and Labour MP for 29 years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slater--gordon-takes-over-top-welsh-consumer-practice-32255773/Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:02Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-94526387/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lloyds of London.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-94526387/Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:02A million dollars a year is no longer enough<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/a-million-dollars-a-year-is-no-longer-enough-28419028/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/millionaire (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Former Jones Day partner Mark Hermann is predicting problems for the rich law firms whose partners earn US$1m a head - as they fall behind the super-rich where earnings are around $3m.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/a-million-dollars-a-year-is-no-longer-enough-28419028/Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:02